LibriVox recording of Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph, by Frances Sheridan. Read by Rachel Lintern.
Sidney and Cecilia are best childhood friends who are forced to part for 5 years. In that interval, Sidney Bidulph - an undoubtedly good and dutiful woman - writes to her friend about everything: her marriage, her children, her other friendships and, above all, about her great love for Mr. Faulkland. In an amazing and unforgettable way, this book shows us that the road to happiness is not always clear - and that sometimes doing what seems to be right is not really the right thing to do. With Rachel's lovely reading, we see her - Sidney Bidulph - as she was meant to be, and as she really is. (Summary by Stav Nisser)
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July 13, 2011 Subject:
Rachel Lintern has done a fantastic job this this book. It was written around 1760, and because of that I expected the dialogue to be stilted and flowery, but it is surprisingly natural, and Rachel really makes it come alive. It is a very interesting reflection on love and marriage back in those times, and I stayed up way past bedtime for several nights not wanting to shut off my Ipod.